Birchleaf, VA – Banner Anderson, age 80 of Morgan Anderson Lane passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 surrounded by loved ones with a smile on his face as he saw Jesus, his Lord and Savior. He was a loving husband, daddy, poppaw, brother and uncle. He thanked God each day for blessing him with a loving wife and family. He loved his children and grandchildren, but there was a special bond with his grandson Justin. They were so much alike: two peas in a pod. Hunting, fishing and music were joys that they shared. Music played a wonderful part of Banner’s life. He taught himself to play the guitar at 15 and then used that God given talent along with a beautiful voice to the witness of the Glory of God. Banner is preceded in death by his parents, Shelby and Lillie Anderson; three brothers, Tivis Canary, Bobby O’dell and W.R. Anderson; a sister, Rose Sutherland and a grandson, Eli Ryan Sutherland.
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He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ival Anderson; daughter Kristi (Eddie) Woodard; the light of his life grandson, Justin Anderson-Woodard; stepsons, Bob (Colleen) Sutherland, Sam (Linda) Sutherland and Jeff Sutherland; stepdaughters Vicki Newberry, Karen (Jerry) Davis and Melissa (Tim) Hayes; adopted son, Bradley Jim Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brothers, Lindbergh, Gary (Juanita) and Don (Cathy) Anderson; sisters, Joyce Nell Edwards and Sue (Richard) Atteberry; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Haysi Funeral Home with Les Ketron officiating. Burial will follow in the Anderson Cemetery, Birchleaf, VA. Pallbearers will be Justin Anderson-Woodard, Eddie Woodard, Brian Anderson, Bob Sutherland, Sam Sutherland and Jeff Sutherland. The family will receive friends after 12:00 p.m. for visitation prior to funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to www.haysifuneral.com.